• Spring 2017

    • SDW - transition Chain to a charter school​

  • Spring/Summer 2017

    • Rhonda Hare and team craft mission and vision​

  • Fall 2017

    • Governance Council formed​

  • Winter 2017

    • Charter contract between School Board and the Governance Council is approved

  • Jan-March 2018

    • update charter for DPI requirements

    • Incorporate and file as non-stock

    • grant application

  • March-June 2018​

    • plan facilities​ for open

    • website

    • 501c3

  • June 2018​

    • Awarded sub-grant​

  • Summer 2019

    • Amend contract to reflect altered plan​


  • 26 out of 45 applications were awarded in cohort 1.

  • We were only eligible to apply for the grant in year 1.

  • The award is $650,625 over 5 years. We are in year 3.

  • At least $100,000 is designated for the secondary grades.

  • The money was awarded to the Governance Council.

  • The money is intended to be used as startup funds.

  • The money cannot be spent on construction or anything that is disposable.

  • Remaining funds equal $419,185.54

  • No more than 20% ($124,000) can be spent in the final year.

  • No more than 10% of each annual approved budget may be carried over to the following year with the exception of last year due to Covid-19.

  • DPI Requirements include monthly calls with other grantees and a monitoring visit on October 20 this year.


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The Chain Exploration Center Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of a student's sex, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, physical, mental, emotional or learning disability/handicap.